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Seymour Krelborn: 

Character's Gender: Male Character's Age: 30-ish

Strong acting and singing Tenor. Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: A2 

A menial laborer at Mushnik’s Flower Shop, Seymour is the improbable hero of the story. A nebbish, insecure, put-upon florist's clerk and eventual hero. Secretly deeply in love with Audrey who is his colleague in Mushnik’s run-down Skid Row flower shop. Seymour is the owner of the carnivorous plant, Audrey II. He is a geeky plant enthusiast - and a genuine, well-meaning man who is taken for granted because of his clumsy ways and poor social skills, and the fact that he is so naive. While Seymour is shy, awkward, and a bit of a klutz, he is far from stupid! He is not a silly nerd, and therefore, should not be played like one.


Character's Gender: Female Character's Age: 30-ish

Strong acting/comedy and singing. Mezzo Soprano. Vocal range top: D5, Vocal range bottom: G#3

The secret love of Seymour's life, Audrey works with Seymour at the flower shop (Seymour names his plant after her.) Honest, sweet, vulnerable and insecure, Audrey is attractive but not well educated.  She dreams of a "picket fence" life. She has poor self-worth and education, but a sweet and vulnerable demeanor. She attracts the wrong sort of guy due to her extremely poor self-esteem and trashy dress sense. She suffers from feelings of hopelessness at her situation in life, including her abusive relationship with her boyfriend, Orin Scrivello. 

Mr. Mushnik:

Character's Gender: Male Character's Age: 50-ish

Character's Ethnicity: Mr. Mushnik is given to cursing in Yiddish. Their accent, if they have one, is more that of middle-class New York than of Eastern Europe.

Strong character actor. Baritone if played by a male. Mezzo Soprano if played by a female.Vocal range top: F4,  Vocal range bottom: G2 

The seasoned owner of the failing East Side flower shop on Skid Row, and Seymour and Audrey's nosy boss. He is profit-driven, greedy, and manipulative. He is a man who seldom smiles and often yells.  

Orin Scrivello

Gender: Male Age: 30-ish

Must have a maniacal laugh! Strong character actor and singer. Baritone. (Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2)

Audrey's abusive boyfriend. An egotistical and chauvinistic dentist with a passion for leather and sadistic tendencies. Orin Scrivello is a motorcycle-riding black leather jacket-wearing tough-guy. He is tall, dark, handsome, and cruel. He loves the sound of his own voice (insurance salesman/radio announcer) and dresses like a T-Birds(Grease) or Fonzie (Happy Days). His personality is something a little closer to Hannibal Lector. His fondness for his own nitrous oxide proves to be his undoing. 

The Plant (Audrey II)

Puppet. An anthropomorphic cross between a Venus flytrap and an avocado, the plant has an appetite for human flesh that is appeased by Seymour. Puppeteer doubles as other sizes of the plant.The puppeteer is required on stage for the majority of the show. Puppeteer is only seen by the audience at the end of the show for bows! The role requires someone with physical acting skills to portray character and emotion purely through movement, and stamina to operate the large, heavy puppet.

Voice Of The Plant

Character's Gender: N/A Character's Age: N/A

Strong character singer. Must also have a fantastically evil laugh. Baritone/Bass. (Vocal range top: G4, Vocal range bottom: G2)

The singing and speaking voice of Audrey II - the big, scary, human-eating plant the whole show is centered around. This plant has attitude!  The voice is that of a conniving, street-smart 'villain.' A Rhythm and Blues type voice is best, think Funk/R&B/Motown. His voice is a cross between Otis Redding, Barry White, and Wolfman Jack. This actor/vocalist is located offstage with a microphone. 

The Greek Chorus: Crystal, Ronnette and Chiffon: sassy, hip, and smart, these ladies are the only ones who have a grip on reality and know what's really going on! In their “Greek Chorus” capacity, they occasionally sing to the audience directly. And when they do, it’s often with a “secret- smile” that says: “we know something you don’t know.” They are participants in the action and as part of the ensemble outside it.  They sing more than any other character and are on stage for the majority of the show.

Gender: Female Age: 30-40 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: Ab3


Gender: N/A Age: 17+

Ensemble members should be fantastic actors and be comfortable dancing, singing and holding harmony parts to appear in various scenes and numbers.  Little Shop of Horrors has a flexible cast size, with a number of small cameo roles which can either be doubled up and played by the principal cast, or shared amongst an ensemble.  As you know if you've ever been a part of an Arts!O show, we keep our ensemble actors as busy as possible!

“The Street Urchins” (3-4)

  1. Patrick Martin: A sleazy opportunist, Patrick Martin tries to talk Seymour and Mr. Mushnik into leaf cuttings of Audrey II.

  2. Mr Bernstein: An uptown big-shot from NBC, Bernstein offers Seymour his own gardening show.

  3. Mrs. Luce: The wife of the editor of Life magazine

  4. Skip Snip

  5. Wino #1 & Wino #2

  6. Customer

  7. Radio Announcer